One of the things I am being continuously reminded of is that without money you honestly can't do anything of any kind of worth, especially!? Bringing Your Dreams into Reality. Frankly I'd like to find the fool who believes that you can accomplish your goals without finances and resources in place and in order. The phrase that money is "the Root of All Evil" is an OUT-N-OUT LIE! Because the Root of All Evil begins and ends with PEOPLE. Not whatever currency is created by people to then become the lame-ass excuse to justify A PERSON'S ACTIONS. Quite frankly a suspect person, will reveal themselves in subtle ways when they don't have the money to be able to indulge and reveal themselves to BE, who they really are. Much like the phrase "Adversity REVEALS WHO YOU ARE". Money is the exact same way. When a person acquires or has access to money they REVEAL WHO THEY ACTUALLY ARE.
Why am I typing all of this and posting it and what in thee hell does any of it have to do with the Webshop? I have been for the last week and a half, making an ass out of myself quite frankly. Because I have had to wait and be patient for the means to develop that would give me the opportunity to put out My Ideas and Concepts without having to worry about being told by so-called publishers and such, to change this and change that. Censure this and censure that. Throughout these last few weeks while setting up the Webshop and submitting designs for approval for sale. I also had to go on ahead pick and choose which products to sell on the shop. And then design each piece of merchandise for eventual sale. Each design then has to be checked to make sure that they DO NOT INFRINGE UPON ANY EXISTING DESIGNS/CHARACTERS, ETC! And then be approved by the rest of the guidelines so that they can then be ALLOWED TO BE SOLD. Last week I uploaded 100+ CHARACTERS AND DESIGNED EVERY LAST SINGLE ONE FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE MERCHANDISE. -_- This includes tags so they can be searched. Descriptions of the characters. Setting up sale prices. How the characters were to be placed on each piece of merchandise, etc! All of that work ended up going down the toilet, because the designs were REJECTED! >_< And they were rejected due to backgrounds not being trimmed. So I had to find artwork that was ALREADY CLEANED OFF WITH NO BACKGROUNDS! ^_^ Now? Some of you MAY ALREADY KNOW WHAT THAT ACTUALLY MEANS, I DID NOT. So once again I undertook uploading and then doing all the work but this time for ONLY 12 CHARACTERS. I made sure the backgrounds were cleaned off and NOTHING BUT A PLAIN WHITE BACKGROUND AND STRICTLY THE DRAWING! ^_^ Do you see where I'm fuckin up yet? Because I still HADN'T CAUGHT ON YET! Here is an example;
Now!? I'm thinking they mean GET RID OF EVERYTHING EXCEPT FOR THE ACTUAL DRAWING HERSELF! -_- Which of course, ruins this picture! So I set about using THE PAINT PROGRAM TO CLEAN EVERYTHING OFF EXCEPT BREEONA!
Rendering the picture TO THIS, mind you this is AN EXAMPLE. But do you SEE THE SILLY-ASS MISTAKE I'M MAKING!? The WHITE BACKGROUND IS STILL A BACKGROUND!!!!!! But because it'd been SO LONG SINCE I DID ANYTHING LIKE THIS FOR PRINT AND PRODUCTION I COMPLETELY KEPT MISSING THE GODDAMN REASON FOR REJECTION! The reason for REJECTION IS LITERALLY BECAUSE I AM NOT REMOVING THE ACTUAL WHITE BACKGROUND AND EVERYTHING ELSE SO THAT IT IS STRICTLY THE ARTWORK! Translation, PAINT PROGRAM CAN'T REMOVE THE BACKGROUND! -_- Adobe Illustrator and such programs, CAN! Thus leading me to why I was typing about MONEY! I have an OLD DESKTOP HARD DRIVE that people have been on my ass about why do I keep LUGGING THIS DAMN THING WITH ME! Well, it's because IT HAS MY ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR PROGRAM ON IT AND I DON'T HAVE MY DISK FOR IT! But because I'd STOPPED DOING ARTWORK ON A REGULAR BASIS!?
I've forgotten what the fuck certain terms MEAN AND WHAT I'M SUPPOSED TO BE DOING WHEN THOSE TERMS ARE USED! So I'm sittin here LIKE JOHNNY JACKASS using PAINT to CUT THE BACKGROUNDS OF THE DRAWING OUT! Which THEN CREATES A WHITE BACKGROUND WHICH STILL CAUSES MY DESIGNS TO GET REJECTED! It took me TILL LAST NIGHT TO REALIZE "OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!" -_- I need to use my adobe illustrator program TO ACTUALLY REMOVE THE BACKGROUND! People have told me over and over "Why do you keep claiming you're rusty!? Look at this artwork, look at what you've drawn!" WELL!? THIS IS WHAT I MEANT BY IT! I didn't even UNDERSTAND WHAT THE HELL THEY WERE SAYING TO ME, even though WHEN I WAS ACTIVELY DRAWING AND DOING WORK YEARS AGO...!?
I would've IMMEDIATELY KNOWN, get the Adobe and REMOVE THE BACKGROUND, NOW?! The money aspect comes in BECAUSE IF I HADN'T HAVE KEPT MY OLD DESKTOP, well!? I'd be fucked up right about now! And yes, tax season is here, but DAMN THAT! I'm TRYING TO GET THE HELL OUT OF WHERE I'M LIVING RIGHT NOW! My blood pressure is on a GODDAMN ROLLER COASTER THANKS TO HAVING TO LIVE AROUND FOOLS AND IDIOTS WHO WANNA BULLSHIT 24/7 THEN BITCH-N-MOAN ABOUT SHIT THEY COULD FIX IF THEY SHUT THE HELL UP AND ROLLED UP THEIR SLEEVES AND GOT TO DAMN WORK ABOUT DOING SOMETHING ABOUT SHIT AROUND HERE!
So I'm TIRED OF TALKING TO THESE PEOPLE AND BEING AN EXAMPLE THAT THEY DON'T WANNA FOLLOW CUZ THAT TAKES TIME OUT OF THEIR BULLSHITTING-SCHEDULE! So if I DIDN'T HAVE My Desktop, now I'd have to COME OUT OF POCKET! For an Adobe Program where frankly HAVING A SAFE HOME BASE IS RULE #1! It doesn't matter about potential profits if you spend MOVING MONEY ON EQUIPMENT and then GET MURDERED OR WHATEVER!? Cuz THE ENVIRONMENT IS UNSAFE! The day-job provides ENOUGH to cover BASICS but NOT ENOUGH for REAL INVESTMENTS NEEDED ON MULTIPLE FRONTS! So a LACK OF MONEY means A LACK OF ABILITY TO INVEST BACK INTO THIS WEBSITE THE WAY I NEED TO. And something as simple as an Adobe Illustrator program plus ongoing expenses and then situation/circumstances like NEEDING TO MOVE, can become PROBLEMATIC IN A HURRY! Not even gonna get into the fact that it's almost that time to RESIGN with Weebly for Hosting this site! Having ENOUGH CAPITAL TO FINANCE YOUR BUSINESS, regardless of size, IS CRITICAL! And having multiple NEEDS COLLIDE AT THE SAME TIME, is PROBLEMATIC! Fortunately FOR ME!? I didn't listen to the DUMMIES who kept saying I could ALWAYS REPLACE the Adobe Illustrator Program on the old Desktop. It was bad enough I lost my damn disk/s, and frankly I think one of MY FORMER FRIENDS may have POCKETED THEM! Or worse I was dumb enough TO LEND THEM and then since I wasn't doing anything with them AT THE TIME. Never got them back from whomever, EITHER WAY!? At some point or another, you HAVE TO HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO FINANCE YOUR BUSINESS PLUS KEEP YOUR BASICS IN ORDER. So for those wondering why the hell My Posting had FALLEN OFF it was because I was busy trying to get the Webshop Artwork APPROVED and getting REJECTED! Cuz I couldn't REMEMBER PROPER TERMINOLOGY! And then NEVER HAD A CONNIPTION FIT! Over the fact that I kept USING PAINT PROGRAM to do something IT CAN'T. ACTUALLY. DO! And then freaking out because I've been spending literal days putting all this together ONLY FOR IT TO GET REJECTED! And initially, me thinking, I don't have THE MEANS to REMOVE BACKGROUNDS CUZ I DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT PROGRAM/S! Till...?! ^_^ I remembered that I DO have the right program. This time I'm gonna just upload ONE design. Submit it. Then wait till it clears before doing 10 & 12 designs with all the work that comes with EACH DESIGN UPLOAD....